Thermostats keep getting more and more high-tech. While this generally means better energy efficiency and money savings, it can be difficult for homeowners to keep up with the latest and greatest thermostats on the market. In addition, with so many different options, it is hard to know what each type of thermostat is and which one would be more beneficial for you. At one point or another, you’ve probably heard of WiFi thermostats and smart thermostats and wondered what the fundamental differences between the two are. Unsurprisingly, they aren’t the same thing; however, they share several similarities. Below, Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling share some facts about the two and a couple of other helpful tips when upgrading your system.
What are Programmable & Smart Thermostats?
Most older homes have what many homeowners would call a standard thermostat. It may sound much easier to keep the one you have in your home; however, it is proven that upgrading will be much more energy-efficient. Just like everything else, you have many options to choose from. You can purchase a smart thermostat or a programmable thermostat. The programmable thermostat can give you a schedule based upon a specific time you come and go from your home. A smart thermostat connects right into your WiFi and automatically adjusts your temperature. Our five-star technicians will help you determine which one suits you and your family the best.
What Are the Notable Differences Between a Smart Thermostat & a WiFi Thermostat?
With so many different devices, it can get complicated to learn the differences. For example, with a WiFi thermostat, you have to have a WiFi connection to be able to see your temperature notifications. However, with a smart thermostat, you have automatic settings, a WiFi connection, and temperature notifications. So, keep in mind that you will not receive the benefits of the automatic settings with the WiFi connection. But, on the other hand, when you think of the word “smart,” you can think of the thermostat doing more features for you.
How Can Your Home Benefit From a Smart Thermostat?
Convenience is one of the top reasons to buy a smart thermostat. Other benefits are adjusting your temperature while on vacation and motion sensors to detect if you’re at home or not. It also has self-learning, so your smart thermostat will remember your daily routine and make changes automatically. In addition, having this smart thermostat will mean you’re spending less on your monthly energy bills.
Does the Placement of Your Thermostat Matter?
Everyone’s home is built differently; however, we all have a central area within our home, whether that is the kitchen, living room, or anywhere else your family frequents. Pro tip: this is where you will want to place your thermostat. Remember, you aren’t paying attention to how it will look in a particular area. You want to avoid the areas where the temperature fluctuates in your home, such as windows, doors, and direct sunlight areas.
As of today, everything is so high-tech, and it is hard to adapt to the changes we get almost yearly, but you’ll often find that it is in our best interest. Moreover, if you can save a couple of dollars, it is always worth looking into. So check some smart thermostats out and give our experts a call! If you run into any further questions or want to start your home’s journey of being more energy-efficient.
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